Bethlehem Public Library

451 Delaware Ave.
Delmar, New York 12054
Phone: 518-439-9314
Frank Somers - 518-439-9314 x3030 -

Bethlehem Public Library


Located in Delmar, NY, just outside of Albany, we are a thriving suburban library that houses 128,000 books and media, 26 public computers and a public access TV studio. We provide wireless access and online resources of all kinds. We sponsor over 600 programs annually for people of all ages, and offer our meeting rooms free to area community groups. Our library draws 300,000 visits each year from our community and beyond. Our collection in New York Heritage includes items from our library and items from the Bethlehem Historical Association.

Bethlehem Public Library is a member of the Capital District Library Council.


256 Delaware Ave, Bethlehem, NY, ca. 1955. Hilchie's Terminal Hardware, Inc. and L.J. Mullen Pharmacy are seen in photo.

This collection contains items related to the history of Bethlehem, New York.

Bethlehem Public Library

This collection contains items related to the history of Bethlehem Public Library (formerly Delmar Free Library), Town of Bethlehem, Albany County, New York. 

Magazines and Newsletters of Bethlehem, New York

A collection of weekly publications for residents of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont and Slingerlands, suburbs of the Town of Bethlehem, Albany, New York, describing coming events, advertising local businesses, and including local stories and letters to the editor.

Public Education in the Town of Bethlehem

A collection of documents, photographs, books and pamphlets highlighting the development of public education in the Town of Bethlehem and the history of the Bethlehem Central School District.

Quarantine Memories

Personal memories from residents of the Town of Bethlehem from the COVID-19 quarantine in 2020.

Tri-Village Area Directories

Directories of the residents of Delmar, Elsmere, and Slingerlands, New York.